Our top goals for 2017 include the following:
Our top needs include:
"Art Club" is a development program for 5th graders, and graduates of Art Club. Guided by educators and caring adults, students explore their identities and the community through child-focused, art-infused activities. These experiences nurture confidence, social and emotional skills, creative expression, problem solving and collaboration. Equally important, students develop new and continuing friendships with a diverse group of students. Schools select the participants, with a focus on students from under resourced families. Art Club meets once a month and for a summer camp. Goals are to: 1) Nurture new friendships; 2) Increase student comfort zones; 3) Strengthen 21st century skills—creativity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking & problem solving; 4) Establish regular, positive interaction with a diverse group of caring adults and older youth; 5) Dispel/prevent prejudices through exposure to diversity of participants and experiences. The majority of Art Club participants are scholarship recipients. Their participation has been made possible with the support of individual donors, and grants from The Partners for Youth Foundation and The Lexington Fayette Urban County Government Department of Social Services.
Providing free hands-on family activities at festivals and other community celebrations is a priority for SAF, Inc. as a way to make the arts accessible to everyone. We are regulars at such local celebrations as Arbor Day, Woodland Art Fair, and Roots & Heritage Festival. SAF, Inc. sponsors art exhibits by established and emerging visual and performing artists (youth and adults). Additionally, we host student-led social service and community pojects. Featured during Lexington's Gallery Hops, the exhibits and projects bring attention to SAF, Inc.’s programming,as well as to the artists and issues, and offer the public an opportunity to participate in the arts and to learn about issues in the community. Bluegrass Greensource works with SAF, Inc to engage youth in environmental projects. As a result, several storm drains in SAF, Inc’s neighborhood are painted to alert neighbors to “Keep Our Water Clean” and two artistic rain barrels painted by students helped Bluegrass Greensource raise funds for its programs.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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